Question – A mixture of acetone and isopropanol containing 50 mol% acetone is to be distilled continuously to
produce an overhead product containing 80 mol% acetone and a bottoms containing 25 mol%
acetone. If a saturated-liquid feed is employed, if the column is operated with a reflux ratio of 0.5, and
if the Murphree vapor efficiency is 50%, how many trays will be required? Assume a total condenser,
partial reboiler, saturated-liquid reflux, and optimal feed stage. The vapor-liquid equilibrium data for
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